Dylan Valley, Anne Nisenson / Electric South
South Africa / VR / 15 min
In early 2017, the South Africa-based Reclaim the City movement occupied the Woodstock building, which had previously served as a hospital. This act served as a symbolic protest against growing wealth inequality and gentrification in the area. This documentary places the viewer in the shoes of one of the activists and forces them to empathise with figures who have been demonised in the media. This fiery piece of agitprop hopes to rehabilitate the image of the movement and spread awareness about its connection to historical anti-apartheid protests.
Awards/Festivals: International Festival Rotterdam